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Overcoat with reversed buttons : acceptable for a man?

Chrenetique

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I just bought a navy overcoat on eBay, very sober, with a good fit. But I had such a hard time buttoning it, that I realized the buttons were misplaced - I mean, on the wrong side, like a lady's overcoat.

Does it happen to see a men's overcoat with reversed buttons? Or does it inevitably look feminine?

Please consider I got it from an English seller (do Englishmen have reversed buttons? it was clearly sold as a "men's overcoat"). Nevertheless the label, written in Italian, strangely says the size is 42, which looks like a women's sizing since I'm a US 38 (= Italian 50 or 52).

So, is this a women's garment? And would it be ridiculous to wear it? It's hard to give it up, for the cut is perfect...

Here it is:

 

Dewi

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Originally Posted by Chrenetique
So, is this a women's garment? And would it be ridiculous to wear it? It's hard to give it up, for the cut is perfect...

Sounds like you've got some childbearing hips.
 

GBR

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Certainly female.

Return for refund it saying it is wrongly described.
 

cptjeff

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Originally Posted by mikevienna
It's a woman's coat
Originally Posted by GBR
Certainly female. Return for refund it saying it is wrongly described.
You're both wrong. It's a pretty standard cut for an english overcoat, and the brits often do reverse the buttoning on men's coats. It could be worn by a women, but the shoulders make that a doubtful proposition.
 

redips

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Here in Australia most mens jackets have reversed buttons/zippers. Its as annoying as hell.
 

voxsartoria

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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum
Really?

Go to your closet and check your Panto horse costume.

I think that you'll find that he is correct.

- B
 

Larson McCord

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Originally Posted by redips
Here in Australia most mens jackets have reversed buttons/zippers. Its as annoying as hell.

Does this have anything to do with how the water goes down the drain the opposite way?
 

alliswell

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Originally Posted by cptjeff
You're both wrong. It's a pretty standard cut for an english overcoat, and the brits often do reverse the buttoning on men's coats. It could be worn by a women, but the shoulders make that a doubtful proposition.

Not sober they don't.
 

Risque

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Originally Posted by Larson McCord
Does this have anything to do with how the water goes down the drain the opposite way?
Professor Jimmy Coriolis would be spinning in his grave.
 

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I'm dsyelixc ... I'm not the one to ask.
 

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